Fourth Grade students worked in movie teams to retell the Battle of Lake Erie using stop motion animation and an iPad2!
Intermediate students participated in the making of a gigantic accordion fold book this fall! Students explored the idea of peace through color harmonies of analogous colors with watercolor studies. Reflecting on these color relation ships allowed students build an understanding of peaceful relationships. Students used their watercolor paintings in a mixed media piece was turned into an accordion fold book with two sides. One side depicted what peace looks like at school and the other depicted what peace meant to the student. Students worked in class groups to bind all the pages together to tell a story of peace with the image sequence.
Third, Fourth, and Fifth grade students each made a scroll containing their goals, hopes, and dreams for the new school year. The scrolls were carefully attached to make a hanging sculpture that hung in our room for the entire year, reminding us that we are a team and will all help each other in meeting our new year's goals! Three sculptures were made.
A school-wide recycling project began with a collection of milk caps in the cafeteria. A group of eager fifth grade students designed the mural depicting a tree's roots embracing the earth. Grades K-5 helped in the collection of caps and gluing of the final pieces.
Our peace wall was constructed out of 6x6 inch paper cards. Each card/tile was created by a student in our school that showed what peace meant to them. We used art to show our feelings. The tiles were layered on the wall with warm and cool colors grouped together, creating a very peaceful display!
Students in grades third through fifth participated in an international art installation project this year! Each student created a personal pinwheel that contained feelings about what peace is for them and for the world. Students wrote about what peace looked, felt, tasted, smelled, and sounded like on their pinwheel. We used manilla folders cut into 9x9 inch squares and 3 foot wooden dowels to display our pinwheels outside of the school.